Nov 25, 2012 1:00am EST
. steve, lesley, scott, so many people who have poured their lives and careers into this because we all believe in it. producers who have been there for years. we have a huge number of people. allison hired half of them. i will give you her phone number. [laughter] there is a huge number of young people who really wanted to be part of it because they were driven to participate in that kind of a place. there is a long line of people who want to work at "60 minutes." so, we believe in it. sometimes, you have to put it all in a line. if you believe in it. it is going well. if it is not going well, that is the responsibility i feel i have. we need to do well. we need to make sure we tell our stories well. we need to make sure it is interesting so captivate the audience. you will like it. they get used to it. that is how you get people talking about your broadcast and come back for more. >> hello. how are you? >> good. >> i am a freshman. you take out the fluff. what is the effect of that on a national level? how do you think your show has affected individuals, both nationally and worldwide?
Nov 25, 2012 2:00pm EST
will be steve collins, the impresario of washington ideas. >> a thank you. >> thank you all for joining us. armed washington editor at large at "the atlantic." howant to chtell you amazing this is. this is one of three times that they have allowed an outside group, the other happening to be president of the united states and onetime madeleine albright coming in to do with teleconference. this is the third time they have opened this upper for a during the day session. this is a great partnership and i want to think the museum for doing this. i have got a friend hear some more. he was the founder of circuit city and he has just written a book called the rise and fall of circuit city. to some degree, they are uncomfortable truth is when you think about nations, companies. of there certainly rise and fall stories. political campaigns are really lousy times to think about the hard truth of what is happening. one of the hard truth about our panel is that we are five white guys. we try to figure out how to divvy this up. we're four tall guys and dog. we are very aware of this. for all of you to e
Nov 26, 2012 2:00am EST
salary is about $250,000. i would be happy to pay more taxes. i think should. host: last year to steve -- florida, republican caller. caller: i'm curious, the democrats, they control the white house, the senate come of all these cuts she is talking about, so many less teachers, i am curious, what does she think -- who does she think is causing that? is she blaming the republicans? it is strange how all these cuts -- guest: i am not blaming anybody right now. i am trying to give an example of what would happen with these cuts. i agree -- i agree with republicans when we say we cannot waste money. we cannot waste money with bureaucracy. we are really pushing to make sure there is an audit, for example, of all the money spent on testing. but at the end of the day, what the recession did was a state after state after state cut a lot of money out of public education. kids suffered for it. what the federal government has done in education is it is a backstop -- it helps kids who are most in need. that is why a lot of funding like title 1 goes to kids in rural or urban areas who are most in n